Advice for Sunday services
Last updated: Wednesday 8 April
Everything has changed
Before our eyes our nation has changed. It’s an extraordinary time and each of us will have our own response to it. Amidst the disruption and chaos we can hold onto one truth: “God is our refuge and our strength, a very present help in times of trouble” (Psalm 46).
Church is not closing, it is changing
In accordance with the Prime Minister’s announcement on 23 March, the Church of England has instructed all church buildings to be closed. This unfortunately means we are no longer able to access any of our buildings.
However, the church lives on! Each one of us has a part to play. This could be our finest hour.
While they offer a place of sanctuary and space for quiet reflection, it is worth remembering that the church is not the buildings, but the people within it. Prayer, worship and discipleship can take place wherever we are.
If you check out our Digital Church page then you can find out more about what is going on within the church as we adapt to our changing circumstances.
Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, we will continue to care for those who are in need – especially our older members and those with health conditions. If you are not sure who to contact or how to access pastoral support, we have set up a special hotline, just phone 07492 562366 or email email@example.com.
In partnership with others in the local community, we are able to offer free food deliveries. If you would like to nominate a vulnerable neighbour to receive a free meal, or if you would like to volunteer to be a delivery driver please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
NB: this is not just for church members, but for anyone in need in our community.
We are grateful for your support and would ask you to pray for the four churches in our team, that we may grow in worship, prayer, fellowship and mission through this testing time.